5 ways money can buy freedom
Fancy cars, exotic vacations, lavish gifts -- money buys it all, but control over your life may be best. If you can afford it, such freedom is priceless.
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5, My grandmother live to almsot 92. She made a living packing oranges.
4, I think my education is as good as anyone's, Jr College and and a State U
3 While in college my buddy and I wet to the Keys for a week on about $20.00
2 My wife and I choose to free of debt.
1 It's only drudgery if you look at that way. It can also be a shared learning expierence. Learning how to be a good painte, How to lay flooring together, or about each other as you wash the dishes.
There's one more thing. Every thing you own, owns part of you. Do you want money to own you?
what's the issue about an emergency fund that is more than 50% of your after tax income? the more liquid cash i have around, the freer i feel. granted at zero interest that's not smart. but in my industry (manufacturing) where 6 out of 10 companies that i have worked for are GONE, i know i may need up to a year of support cash if/when the current company disappears.
plus, with enough extra cash i can self fund new business ideas.
"""don't exceed 50% of your after-tax income."""
Kind of like justice. My father always said you are as innocent as you can afford.
if money isn't what buys happiness then why do so many people sue for their own stupidity?
why do so many people kill their family members for the insurance payout?
why are the rich people so tight with theirs then?
money might not be able to buy me happiness,
but it would make my misery easier to live with,
it's only a person who is financially secure who will make such claims as money can't buy happiness.
i bet if you were to ask a person who actually works for a living, or at least tries to,
they'll tell you that happiness will come with having at least a little money left over after their efforts of working all week to see their pay going to only providing basic needs and very little more if that becomes possible.
Isn't freedom one of those "failed liberal principles"?
Freedom is the ability to say "I won't". When asked, ordered, or manipulated into saying or doing something you know is wrong, simply say "I won't". Say it loud, say it proud. Your body may wind up in jail, but your mind & soul will be free.
Happiness is the time people who care about each other spend together. (Corollary: fun is what they do.) No money required. It's the unrestrained pursuit of material possessions that makes you unhappy, & unfree. You're chained to your obsession.
Hence the paradox - If you're never happy with what you have, you're never happy unless you have nothing. If you're always with what you have, you're always happy, unless you have nothing.
Who knows why people spend the money on the things they do? I suppose from a a creationist view money or currency belongs to the Almighty who shapes and controls the hearts of man as the Almighty wills for them to spend their cash the way He planned before they even knew. There is no control aside from that of the Almighty, blessed be his name. Freedom is found when he says so, rich or poor.
When life is paid for should it mean something? Either view I say yes. From an evolutionary standpoint, in my opinion, mulla should buy happiness. The goal would be for that individual to live longer and indulge in all the world has to offer without killing themselves. The world is dangerous and you gotta be out for you to pursue your path to enlightenment. After all you did it .
Where is stable happiness? The brain flopps from happiness to sadness in a matter of seconds. When things dont go our way we either complain and do nothing and look for hand outs or suck life up attack it in some form or fassion. Happiness and control are really loose concepts in my world. I'm still picken my brain with these notions and just like life for what it is. Peace out. Thanks fer readin.
Outsourcing is stupid. Seriously, you will not be getting paid for it because you do that stuff during your time off from work, remember? As most people are not paid per hour and can't get extra money if they just work 24/7, your free time costs much less than your actual pay per hour. So, continue doing everything yourself.
On the live long part - some of us are screwed genetically - for example I have high blood pressure and have had it since I was 17... So I do not expect to live long. Also, you do not need money to get good educaton - all you need is to work hard and get good grades and get the max on all entrance exams...
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